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Re: [patch] Fix ld to match .data.rel.ro sections more carefully
> The variable "rome" is placed in a data section named
> ".data.rel.rome", and that matches the pattern that ld uses to place
> input sections into .data.rel.ro, which then gets placed in the RELRO
> segment, and the program segfaults when trying to assign to "rome".
> The attached patch fixes this by matching ".data.rel.ro" and
> ".data.rel.ro.*" separately (a pattern used for most other similar
> cases, but not for the relro sections), and likewise for the
> corresponding relocation sections.
Unfortunately, this still doesn't handle the case where we have a
variable named simply "ro" that happens to have a relocation. That
will get placed into a ".data.rel.ro" section that is
indistinguishable from a real ".data.rel.ro" section generated without
-fdata-sections. Does anyone have any suggestions for how to handle